Sorry folks, but it looks like there won't be a new TOACM comic this week. Freelance deadlines and commissions are piling up, so lets hope with the long holiday weekend I can right this ship and get you a new installment next week! =o)
Archive for ‘Blog’
THIS IS IT! C2E2 is finally here and so is the official DEBUT of the first TALES OF A CHECKERED MAN collection! If you're heading down to the show today, please stop by the table and say hello! If you can't make it, no worries--you can still order your own copy of TOACM vol.1 over in our store at: denverbrubakerart.storenvy.com.
We'll be here all weekend, so check out where we're sitting on the map below! Hope to see you there!
This Thursday marks the debut of my first Tales of a Checkered Man print collection subtitled "Begins." In this first volume, I've collected all of the earliest strips from TOACM #001 from April 2010 through TOACM #066 in early December 2010. As I've gone through and "re-mastered" this span of comics by re-toning them, editing them, and even re-ordering them the strips posted to this site are out of date and no longer tell the TOACM story the way I want you, my readers, to experience it--I've even added about a dozen new strips that help better tell the story of how we first meet our hero, Joey, Penelope, Mulveny, Dougy, Norb and M'htrew the Dark One. The book offers a much more consistent, and just plain better reading experience.
That means that as of today, these strips will be removed from the archive between now and Wednesday night. In their place I will add some "preview" strips and an advertisement directing new readers, and/or those of you who may want to dive into the archives for a refresher, will no longer be able to access these comics for free here on this site.
I hope that you will understand this decision. We webcomic creators work hard to bring you this entertainment and we offer it to you to enjoy for free. Here's a chance for you to show your support of this comic strip by purchasing the print collection.
PS: Order your copy of Tales of a Checkered Man "Begins" today at: denverbrubakerart.storenvy.com
A big, hearty CONGRATULATIONS are in order for our friend from across the sea Wouter Goedkoop who's webcomic CPT. WAYNE AND THE UNEXPLAINED DIMENSION just turned 1 year old recently! Congrats buddy! Wouter threw Wayne a heckuva party (see below) and even invited our plaid protector to the celebration! Fun!
COME CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW FAN ART GALLERY!
One of the many current renovations here is a brand new version of the TOACM fan art gallery! Check out all the fan art (including the popular Trick-or-Treat fan art series from last Halloween) and guest strips all in one spot--all just one click away!
Click on the button in the right hand column to access the gallery anytime--or click on the graphic above in this post to go check it out now!
I am a member of a very fun private Minigroup aong with several of my cartoonists friends like Jeff COuturier, Vince Dorse, Jim Anderson, Tom Dell'Aringa, Steve Ogden, D.M. Rolfe and many more. It's a cool place online where we can talk shop. Last week we started a themed "art show" where we pick a topic/catagory and have a week to draw something to share based on the subject matter. We all enjoyed the experience so much we decided to start a Tumblr page with which to share this work with all you web surfers out there! Our first topic was Batman--my contribution is below...click on the tumbler logo above or the image below to go see everyone else's work!
PS: Next week's topic is Wizard of Oz! Check back in for some awesome new artwork!
Hello friends! I just thought you might like some sort of update on what’s been happening here at Exotic City central! =o)
My approach to these “trades” is to collect the TOACM strips previously published online according to the story beats. That means this first trade will collect the very first strip through the Weird Tales storyline. Check out the info below!
TALES OF A CHECKERED MAN volume 1 “Begins”
- 64 pages!
- Full color covers w/ b&w interiors!
- 9x7 landscape format w/ perfect binding!
- Collects TOACM #001 from through TOACM #066 (originally published online from 04-06-2010 to 12/02-2010)!
- All strips have been re-touched/re-toned/re-edited!
- 11 all-new TOACM comics!
- Afterword by Tom Dell’Aringa (Marooned)!
- A brand-new 6 page BONUS story written by Denver Brubaker with art by Bruce Gerlach!
- Bonus material also includes fun character profiles and sketchbook pages!
All goes well and it looks like the book will indeed debut at C2E2 in April! Will be available to order online after the show! More updates coming soon!
Information subject to change.